Aquamarine Crystal necklace with antique enamel 18K gold clasp and 20 K gold Bali granulated beads full photograph. polished aquamarine crystal necklace with Bali granulated 20K gold beads are photographed on an 18th century woodblock print of poppies Closeup of aquamarine polished crystals with 20K Bali granulated beads huge 35 carat aquamarine cocktail ring set in 20K gold Bali setting Side view of 35carat aquamarine ring with diamonds and 20K gold close-up photograph of polished aquamarine crystals with Bali 20K gold granulated beads detail of antique 18K gold enameled clasp on aquamarine crystal necklace

Rhapsody in Icy Blue


Polished Natural Aquamarine Crystal Necklace with the Most Amazing Color


The most incredible hue of icy blue defines these special polished natural aquamarine crystals, hand-knotted and spaced with handmade 22K gold granulated Balinese beads. An antique 18K gold and enameled clasp, with just the right amount of patina, suggests that these jewels may have been in your family for generations. Matching earrings by bento, and a truly amazing TARAK 35 carat aquamarine cocktail ring designed and made in Bali are available separately. A match made in heaven.


necklace & earrings: atelier bento | ring: TARAK



  • necklace length:  27"
  • total carat weight:  476 carats, polished natural crystals
  • stone source:  Brazil
  • stone treatments:  none
  • gold content:  18K clasp, 20K & 22K beads
  • gold bead source: Bali
  • marks: bento 18K


ring details:

  • size:  7.5
  • total carat weight:  35 carat
  • stone source:  Brazil
  • stone treatments:  unknown
  • gold content:  20K
  • diamonds: __
  • maker: TARAK


item: N 00019
availability: reserved


CONTACT: 520-906-7187


about Aquamarines:


"Named after seawater, aquamarine’s fresh watery hue is a cool plunge into a refreshing pool". This is the opening descriptive line for aquamarines from the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Gem Encyclopedia. This short phrase captures the essence of this ethereal blue gemstone of the mineral species beryl. Other well known varieties of beryl include the classic green emerald, morganite (the peachy beryl discovered in Madagascar in 1910 and named in honor of J.P. Morgan), green beryl (a green too light to be represented as emerald), heliodor (a yellow to orange beryl), and the super rare red beryl - bixbite - found to date only in the Wah Wah mountains of Utah.


All the members of the beryl family are beryllium aluminum silicates by chemical composition with a Mohs Hardness of 7.5-8 and are found in pegmatite deposits, often at high elevations. Chemically pure beryl is colorless, but trace elements give rise to green, blue and pink/red colors. The most important variety is green emerald (colored by chromium or vanadium), followed by blue aquamarine and yellow heliodor (both colored by iron), and pink morganite (colored by manganese). The GIA Gem project: Beryl has some beautiful photographs of the stunning range of color found in beryls.


Of all gemstones, I think that the beryls are my favorite. Watching  Amanda Adkins prospect for the "icy blue" on top of Mt. Antero in Colorado on the hit series Prospectors, cinched my love for the elusive blue gem. What fun it would be to find an aquamarine crystal!  In ancient sea lore, aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids and was worn by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection.



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Balinese gold, cocktail ring, TARAK